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4601 North Vía Entrada
Tucson, AZ, 85718

(520) 331-6998

The Summit Studios, LLC is a full service movie studio production facility to support all phases essential for production companies in creating and assembling their imaginative projects.

Updates and News

Updates....

07/27/2017: Mr. Robert C. Ewald, Jr. Accepted invitation to apply for a position on AFMC's Board of Directors.

07/25/2017: Mr. Steve Brain, President; Arizona Film and Media Coalition [AFMC]. Discussed status and future of Arizona production market and efforts of AFMC.

07/07/2017: Mr. Matthew Earl Jones. Discussed progress of film office initiatives and studio advancement.

05/30/2017: Mr. Matthew Earl Jones. Presented details of studio venture. Support from office.

05/13/2017: Mr. Matthew Earl Jones. Introductory meeting with Mr. John Schaffer.

04/10/2017: Mr Mark Headley; Film Producer. Discussed future of Arizona market and support of studio venture.

03/15/2017: Mr. Matthew Earl Jones, Director; Arizona Office of Film and Digital Media. Introductory meeting with the new director of Arizona's new official state film office. Attended by Mrs. Carolyn Olson Shelton and Mr. Steve Long.

03/03/2017: Mrs. Carolyn Olson Shelton, Mr Steve Long. Discussed their desire to advance the studio venture and future production in the Tucson market.

02/03/2017: Mr. Tony Ford; Startup Tucson. Support for studio venture.

01/13/2017: Mr. Steve Brain. Discussed AZ film industry with Mr. John Schaffer.

12/21/2016: Mr. John Schaffer; Discussed future AZ project.

12/15/2016: Mr. John Schaffer; Walked land, discussed a future AZ project.

11/23/2016: Mr. John Schaffer; Multi-state Land Owner/Developer. Mr. Schaffer supports the studio and the local film industry.

08/22/2016: Robert C. Ewald, Jr.; Founder/CEO. Began the Masters in Science of Finance program at the Eller College of Management, University of Arizona. Advancing the financial success of the studio venture.

08/10/2016: Sneaky Big Studios; Phoenix, Arizona. Attended the grand opening meeting with the owner Bob Parsons, general manager Steve Brain, Governor Doug Ducey, and others. Mr. Brain understands the importance of a major independent studio facility towards reinforcing Arizona's infrastructure and supports the studio venture.

07/07/2016: Mr. Gene Rudolf; Art Director of Motion Pictures. Enjoyed the afternoon discussing our mutual efforts towards advancing the film industry in Tucson and southern Arizona. Mr. Rudolf had worked with the biggest names in the film industry for several decades prior to retirement. He is firmly supporting the success of the studio.

06/09/2016: Dean Paulo Goes; Eller College of Management, University of Arizona. Met with the new dean, along with his understanding of the significance of the studio to Eller, the University of Arizona, and Tucson, we gained his support of the venture.

06/01/2016: Mr. Tom Keating; Chairman and CEO Trailhead Ventures, LLC. Introduced to Mr. Keating at the Arizona Economic Breakfast. He's a fellow brother of Kappa Sigma fraternity and supportive of the studio venture.

05/04/2016: Mr Robert Hungate; Desert Angel. Met with Mr. Hungate to continue discussions on advancing the studio.

04/29/2016: New Venture Competition; McGuire Entrepreneurship Program, Eller College of Management, University of Arizona. Attended the prestigious competition meeting Curtis Gunn, Chairman of Desert Angels, and Base Horner, Screening Panel Chairman of Desert Angels. Supportive of efforts to advance the local film industry.

04/21/2016: Mr. Robert Shelton; Founder and past President of Old Tucson Studios. Enjoyed a delicious lunch and great conversation hosted by Mr. Larry Potter in Tucson. Introduced to Robert and Carolyn Shelton. Mr. Shelton is widely considered the godfather of the Tucson film production industry having made the Tucson production market the third busiest in the nation during his decades long career from the late 50s through the 90s. Robert and Carolyn Shelton expressed strong support for the venture and a desire to help in its success.

04/08/2016: Phoenix Film Festival Industry Night Event. Met with a cross-section of industry professionals expressing strong support for the venture and a willful desire for our success.

03/03/2016: Phoenix Rising Motion Picture Group, LLC. Met with Andy Rodriguez-McCradic and Amira Therese. Positive discussion involving support for the venture and coordinated efforts to advance national standing of Arizona's production industry.

01/25/2016: City of Tucson. Met with Councilman Steve Kozachik representing Ward 6. Positive exchange and support.

01/04/2016: U.S. Movie Production Incentive Program Report 2016 completed. This report was written to bring clarity and understanding to a vast, important, and complicated subject.

12/01/2015: The Summit Studios Executive Internship Program. The first internship position has been awarded to Morgan Anderson, Accounting undergraduate, Eller College of Management, University of Arizona.

08/24/2015: Tech Launch Arizona. Met with R.D. Castillo, Sherry Hokinson, and Troy Hollar - Independent Producer/Director. Positive exchange and support.

08/14/2015: The Loft Cinema. Met with Peggy Johnson, Executive Director. Positive exchange and support.

08/13/2015: The School of Theatre, Film, and Television. Met with Professor Michael Mulcahy. Positive exchange and support.

08/07/2015: Tech Launch Arizona. Met with R.D. Castillo. Positive exchange and support. Exploring additional means of Alternative Value.

08/05/2015: Picture Arizona, LLC. Met with Eric Schumacher, Alan Williams, and Randel Jacobs. Positive exchange and support.

07/29/2015: University of Arizona Foundation. Spoke with Vicki Fleischer, Senior V.P. of Development. Positive exchange and support.

07/29/2015: Picture Arizona, LLC. Met with Eric Schumacher, Producer/Director/Actor. Positive exchange and support.

07/27/2015: The Eller College of Management. Met with Dean Jeff Schatzberg. Positive exchange and support.

07/21/2015: The Eller College of Management. Met with Tamara Farris, Director of Development. Positive exchange and support.

07/07/2015: Met with Thus "Boon" Boonen, Film Creations, Ltd. Positive exchange and support.

05/06/2015: The Eller College of Management/Honors College. The Summit Studios Honors Thesis recognition.

05/01/2015: The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship. New Venture Competition 2015.

04/24/2015: The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Met with Dean Shane Burgess. UA land discussions.

04/20/2015: Robbins Investment Company. Met Larry Robbins, commercial real estate developer. Positive exchange and support.

03/31/2015: Eller National Board of Advisors. Met with Patricia Engels. Positive exchange and support.

03/26/2015: The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship. McGuire On The Mall event, University of Arizona.

03/23/2015: Land Advisors. Met with William White and John Carroll. Positive exchange and support. Advisor to The Summit Studios.

03/18/2015: Monsoon Production Services. Met with Justin Kreinbrink, Mark Braun, and Emily Belleranti. Positive exchange and support. Mr. Kreinbrink is an advisor to The Summit Studios.

02/27/2015: The School of Theatre, Film, and Television. Met with Michael Sable, Entertainment Partners, production payroll services, Burbank, CA.

02/20/2015: The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Met with Dean Shane Burgess. UA land discussions. Advisor to The Summit Studios.

02/20/2015: The School of Theatre, Film, and Television/Hanson Film Institute. Screenwriting seminar. Met local production industry and creative personnel.

02/13/2015: The School of Theatre, Film, and Television. Tucson production services seminar. Introduced to the largest production services company in southern Arizona, Monsoon Production Services.

02/07/2015: The School of Theatre, Film, and Television/The Hanson Film Institute. Screenwriting seminar. Met local production industry and creative personnel.

02/02/2015: The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship. The Summit Studios officially recognized for development within the entrepreneurship program. Jim Jindrick mentor.

10/30/2014: The College of Fine Arts. Met with Dean Jory Hancock. Positive exchange and support.

09/05/2014: The School of Theatre, Film, and Television. Met with Bruce Brockman, Director. Positive exchange and support.

08/28/2014: The Eller College of Management. Met with Dean Len Jessup. Positive exchange and support.

08/27/2014: Old Tucson (formerly known as Old Tucson Studios). Met with Terry Verhage, president. Positive exchange and support.

07/15/2014: Met with Victoria Lucas, Producer. Positive exchange and support. Advisor to The Summit Studios.

05/02/2014: The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship. New Venture Competition 2014. Awarded the Stevie Eller Enterprise Creation Scholarship for the Entrepreneurship Class of 2015.

03/16 - 21/2014: The Eller College of Management. Los Angeles Study Tour. Met with studio executives.

03/11/2014: The Hanson Film Institute. Met with Vicky Westover. Positive exchange and support.

02/07/2014: Film Tucson Office. Met with Shelli Hall.

01/24/2014: The School of Theatre, Film, and Television. Met with Christina Swanson, senior academic advisor. Positive exchange and support.

01/17/2014: The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship. Met with Jim Jindrick. Positive exchange and support. Decided to build studio.